Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Is Power Lead System another useless affiliate program?

Want to start your own business and get rich, but you’re not sure how to get started?

Luckily for you, Power Lead System will sell you an entire business in a box.

These “business in a box” get rich quick gigs may be everywhere on the internet, but Power Lead System has actually done quite well in recent years.

Does this mean I’m involved?

This video explains everything:

Make sense? Either way, here’s the full review on Power Lead System.


Power Lead System (PLS) is a membership program that provides access to the “most powerful marketing tools today”.

They started their pre-launch in 2013, so they’ve only been around for a few years. Although, a few years is plenty of time to create some buzz, and they really haven’t done that for themselves yet.

The first thing I noticed while researching this company is that I couldn’t find their actual website. When you Google their company name, almost the entirety of the first page is affiliate links. [1]

Most of what does come up is very poorly designed and confusing websites from their affiliates. This tells me two things:

  1. The company doesn’t provide any substantial information to non-referral link visitors, meaning they are very affiliate-heavy.
  2. The lead pages they sell are nothing special (presumably these affiliates are using the company product to create their poorly designed and confusing affiliate sites).

I digress…

Power Lead System was co-founded by Neil Guess and Michael Price. Neil Guess’s only network marketing experience was as an affiliate at mobile communications MLM Solavei.

Michael Price is the marketing brains behind PLS – he founded the Priceless Possibilities Marketing Platform through which PLS runs. He’s been running Priceless Possibilities since 1996, so at least one of them has a good amount of experience. [2]

So, basically, Neil Guess took Michael Price’s marketing system and turned it into an MLM.


The product they sell is essentially the Priceless Possibilities Marketing Platform.

It’s an all-in-one marketing platform that can be used for everything from network marketing to affiliate websites to e-commerce to offline business. The system itself has been around for 2 decades now, so it’s probably trustworthy.

The system allows you to easily create…

  • Lead capture pages
  • Lead responders
  • Floating capture forms
  • Video postcards
  • Google hangout pages
  • Sales funnels

You can choose from pre-designed lead pages, or you can create your own, and you get an unlimited amount. [3]

The lead pages are optimized for mobile (it’s 2016, I would hope so), and include video capabilities and a library of full-screen background photos and videos.

You also get a contact management system, ad tracking, unlimited sub-domains, and SEO keyword tools.

On top of all these tools, they also provide internet marketing training. There are live weekly webinars and hangouts as well as a training area and a customer support team.

The membership as a customer only (meaning you won’t make any money as an affiliate) is $30/month.

Honestly, the price isn’t bad at all, but it’s unclear how much value you get from the product as a customer. At least some of the perks and features are available only to affiliates.


It costs $53.97/month to join as an affiliate. Supposedly, the added cost will bring you added product value, but most of the additional cost is just a charge for the rights to resell the product.

They plan to offer a Premier plan that will cost $150/month for affiliates as well. The added value of the product itself is unclear, but the founders do state that it will allow you to make additional commission off other Premier members (commission that is not available to regular affiliates). [4]

They offer perpetual one-up commissions. Basically, this structure means that you pass up your commission every so often to the affiliate who recruited you.

You get a $20 commission on your membership sales. However, with their compensation plan, you pass up commission on every second sale for your first 10 sales, and on every 5th sale thereafter.

So, commission on your 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 15th, 20th sale and so on would go to your sponsor.

This means your downline is also passing up the commission on their 2nd, 4th, 6th, etc sales to you.

Additionally, they offer a 50% match bonus (but only for non-retail customers). This means you get a 50% matching bonus on the downline commission of all your personally sponsored affiliates. If one of your personally sponsored affiliates sells a membership, they get $20, and you get $10.

For this reason, PLS is able to say that they pay out 100% commission.

You make no commission on affiliate fees ($23.97), because this is where the company itself makes all their profits. So, basically, PLS is relying 100% on affiliate fees to survive…that’s about as affiliate-heavy as it gets, which puts them in dangerous territory.


Once upon a time, this product probably had value.

However, solid information on this new version of the company is hard to come by. Their affiliate’s websites are far from impressive, and they appear to be relying 100% on commission. There’s no evidence to suggest that customers are making any money off their actual product.

Cairo is calling and they want their pyramid back. 😉

As we all know, when a company is structured this way, only the very few at the top of the pyramid ever see any good money. This is just another one of those cases.

As I’ve shown throughout the review, I’m not a PLS hater. But when it comes to making money on the internet, there are better ways to spend your time.

If you like automated ways to build passive income, there are better opportunities.

(and you can trash those old MLM habits, too)

via http://mlmcompanies.org/power-lead-system/

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